RDA Enrichment: 34X Fields Now Available!

After many months of conversation, internal testing, plus one substantial live run, we are thrilled to announce that Backstage is now able to add 34X fields to your bibliographic records as part of your automated RDA enrichment processing.

Under RDA, the 34X fields provide a place for characteristics of an item’s format and presentation, allowing details that go beyond the prescribed range of CMC terms in the 33X fields. These descriptors are often already present in the MARC record, but they are scattered across a range of fields and subfields. Placing this information into 34X fields can make the data more accessible to emerging discovery tools, opening new avenues for faceted search and linked data.

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Virginia Newspaper Project (VNP) Announces the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

The Virginia Newspaper Project (VNP) has recently announced an ongoing project to make the Library of Virginia’s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) newspapers accessible to the public on Virginia Chronicle. The newspapers were published by the CCC from 1934 to 1941, and provide a view of camp life during the Depression. Continue reading

Browse the Utah Division of State History’s new online collection of 171,000 newspaper photographs

Art Arfons, Crash on Bonneville Salt Flats -Shot 2

From the Salt Lake Tribune Negative Collection: Crash on Bonneville Salt Flats, 1966

The Utah Division of State History has unveiled a new online collection of photographs digitized from the Salt Lake Tribune’s newspaper photo archives. The set includes more than 171,000 images, captured from the original photographic negatives and spanning four decades, from the 1930s through the 1960s. Continue reading